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Indian PM Modi conferred Guard of Honor

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KATHMANDU — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with the Guard of Honor at the VVIP lounge of the Sainik Manch, Tundikhel on Friday.

Nepal Army offered a 19-gun salute in honor of Prime Minister Modi.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Kathmandu on completion of his Janakpur visit.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali received the visiting Prime Minister at the VVIP bay of Tribhuvan International Airport.

Earlier in Janakpur, visiting Indian Prime Minister witnessed Nepal’s overwhelming welcome with three 121 kgs of garlands and civic felicitation. Another civic felicitation is planned by Kathmandu Metropolitan City for Modi.

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Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Modi jointly flagged off Janakpur-Ayodhya bus and inaugurated the Ramayan Circuit. Modi also pledged INR 100 crore to develop infrastructures for the same.

The visiting Indian Prime Minister will pay a courtesy call on Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun after which he will head towards Sheetal Niwas to call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will then welcome his Indian Counterpart at The Dwarika’s Hotel where both the sides will hold talks concerning matters of mutual interest.

Modi will the meet former Prime Ministers, Federal Ministers before attending a dinner reception hosted in his honour by Prime Minister Oli before calling it a day.

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Rolpa begins hair oil production





ROLPA— A factory established in Sulichaur, the eastern belt in Rolpa district, has started the production of hair oil through processing of medicinal herbs available in the locality.

Established with the investment of Rs 15 million, a total of 35 people have been employed, proprietor of the industry Tek Bahadur Ghartimagar said.

According to Ghartimagar, the productions of the company are exported to the bigger cities such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and other market areas, as they are not sold in the local market due to higher prices.

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He said that cinnamon, bay leaf (Cinnamomum tamala), Calamus (Acorus Calamus), muskroot and many other locally available herbs are processed to produce the hair oil.

He also said that the local farmers are also encouraged to produce grass and herbs to avert the crisis of the raw materials as the materials produced in community forests and private forests could not meet the demand for raw materials.

Ghartimagar is of the view that the income of the community forests could be increased by doing farming of the medicinal herbs. “It would increase the income of community forests and also ensures sustainability of the industries,” he adds.

Rolpa is considered as a good source of many medicinal herbs where the local residents are making good income from the sale of the products. However, some herbs are yet to be identified despite their high values.

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